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February 14, 1963

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Percy M Pio 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore 7 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A." Shelton, Washington 10 Cents per Copy February 14; 1963 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, under Act of March 8, 1879. Published wecMy at 227 West Cot& 1 Pages -- 3 Sections For New Football, Field Proposed to get started on a and track field for School system through project was presented board Tuesday night. of about 12 interested been working on the presented to the board and Marvin An- iroposed ncw field would )erty the school district and west of Mr. View told the school board lined up enough pro- equipment and manpower and level the field and for planting. L is for-a turf field with a cinder track around it. also said local engin- volunteered their servi- ly engineering work ne- the leveling project Meeting Of Aging Feb I9 G: Donovan, liasion Governor's Council chairman of the Ma- g Committee on this Week the Steering Committee Will be host to the Pen- me6ting of the Cover- on Aging Feb. 19 at House, Shelton. The _.open at 10:30 a.m. men of all members, by hmeheon at Travis, Jr., Welcoraing address to of the of the d, os and speakin on ,," )un. ,,anu Potentials for followed on the pane B. Cart Shelton ' reventiv, and Fa. be Mrs. Health who will Selwices People and Observed by the on the panel Chair- Medical Bu- speak "The It Func- of the Period will will be Clallam, Counties as interested in the Steering in Mason Call Mrs. Dono. between 8 a.m. :lay through Fri- and that there were also qual- fled volunteers to work out a proposed layout for the tield. The idea would be to have foot- ball and track at the new field, leaving baseball at the present Loop Field. The New field would allow track practice to move away from Loop Field, getting away from what is described as a hazardous conditi- on during track and baseball work- outs at the same time on the pre- sent field. The school board agreed to stu- dy the proposal. The big question tney raised was where the district would get the money to complete the installation after all had been done by the vohmtem'labor that could be. IMMEDIATE necessary expen- ses to make the field workable would be a lighting system fence and a sprinkling system for the turf and seating for spectators. Batstone told the board the esti- mated cost of .lighting, tencing and sprinkler system would be about $25,000. He said the group had met with enthusiasm everywhere they went in lining up promises of assistance. He pointed out that the area' already owned by the school hac many advantages to recommend it as an athletic field, including a number of access streets, parking space and water and electrieaJ uti- lities near at hand. Batstone said the group is ready to go ahead with its proposal if the school board gives it authori- zation. School board members said they Would study the proposal. Cost of completion of the field to put it ill Useable condition would be the big problem. In addition to the $25,000 for lighting, fencing and sprink- .ling system, .some provision would nave to be made for seating faci- lities for spectators. This could run into a considerable sum of money also. board members felt. C. of C. To Hear Spe&er-On.,-, Common Mart The European Common Market will be the subject of the speaker at the Shelton Chamber of Com- merce membership meeting to- night. The evening will start with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the speaker at 8 p.m. tence includes a provision that he The speaker will be John B. Killian of Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen. The Chamber Will also honor Mrs. Dale Grytness, who was re- cently awarded a Cmegie Hero Medal award Irene Emsley, For6st Festival Button. design winner, will be " troduced alon , , . In- ' , L,[ her art teacher, William Steinbacher. Meeting time for the Chamber board meetings, Friday mornings has been changed to 7:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. tters To Appear Gym Tuesday Year, if ever, Lty sports falls at plum dan- awaits them next Tuesday the famous and etrotters galnc P selected ac,. profes- c a n Basketball Who, un- ABL on earning their basketball as The cal- of making out all the ee. Bob WiN of the and club and of Indiana rson of the liversity o also of m and Mat W or. Philadel- ty of IN I, Majors and and player- who earn- at DePart] player-coach dors in the of lI/-rpduetion to act that this a coln- a .freak of the was offered of a entourage With Shelton senior The game is being sponsored by the recently formed Shelton Coaches Association for the pur- pose of establishing a physical ed- ucation scholarship, to be awarded annually by the coaches crying Shelton graduate to a des- - interested m physical education. The game itself is far from all the grade-A entertainment on Tuesday night's program. During the half two outstanding acts will thrill the crowd. MIKE LeMAY, Ctmada's sensa- ioll " young acrobat, ,rill per- " m both pre-game and half- time stunts. The 19-year-old Lc- May uses no props for his succes- sion of brilliant acrobatic stunts tumbling, balancing and contor- tions. He has been a hit on tele- vision and stage in Canada. Mike and Carol Piekering, two of the finest trsmpolhle artists in the business, also lend their skills as added entertainers on the gala program. Mike has ap- peared all over the world with the Trotters, inclnding 23 foreign countries. He is also famed as an acrobat and juggler, ingred- ients he blends into his act with his beautiful wife. Tile Pickerings are recognized as the finest trampoline act to come out of the Rocky Mountain reg'ion. Mike is a. thre.e-time na- tional Y.M.C.A. trampoline champ- ion. He has traveled with several major circuses, played many oK the leading supper clubs of the World and made nulnerous ap- pearanccs 0II net,ork television shows. Which brings up the question Posed at the very beginning -- "when has Shelton ever had such au entertainment plum dangled before it?" See you in Shelton gym Tuesday night !, Valentine Trio Two Years Old Today WHO NEEDS A FORK? Not these three Val- entine birthday girls! Joan, Jean and Jane Trot- zer, two years old today, found fingers worked real well when they got an early preview of their birthday cake. The triplets were born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Trotzer Feb. 14, 1961. In the past year they have learned to walk, talk and to climb, Their only serious illness has been a case--or rather three cases--of chicken pox. Joan, Jean and Jane were good natured babies. They are still cheerful, and sweet, and although it would seem impossible with five older sisters and a brother, they are unspoiled. They have re- roamed very close to each other in height and weight. The girls' family has no trouble telling them apart from the front, however, even their mottmr still can't tell one from the other if their back is turned. Doing things in threes has made for a busy and sometimes even hectic life at the Trotzer home. However, the whole family feels it is well worth it. Who wouldn't, with three little Valentine Sweethearts like these around? School To Move Into office and part of the school'S classes will be moved into the new addition to Grant C. Angle school. Supt. R. W. Oltman told the school board Tuesday night that the building was almost complete and the move could be made Sat- urday. Board members will meet at 2 p.m. Friday to go through the building with the contractor prior to its occupation. The school board voted to name Auditor C. Nolan Mason as elec- tion officer for the upcoming school election. The school elec- tion will be held in conjunction with a county-wide vote on bonds for the construction of the Har- stine Island bridge. The board voted to open bids March 12 on a language labora- tory to be installed in the new school addition. A LETTER WAS sent to the city commission asking if the school could purchase the section of Loop Field on which the ten- nis courts set. The school wants to surface the courts and repair the'deteriorated fence, but. would like to have title to the property before spending the money on it. The board authorized chairman Douglas Larson to sign a contract with G. Stacey Bennett, Olympia Architect, for plans for the eentral cafeteria which will be installed in the Irene S. Reed building this summer. The boaxd discussed a manda- tory retirement for all scboo] em- ployees at age 65 unless requested annually by the board to contin- ue working. Action was delayed until a statement can be obtailcd from Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan indicated that ' this would not conflict with the tea- cher tenure law. Thieves Ransack Home While ,Couple In Hospital Trouble visited tile John Mor- row family oK Lost Lake in double sod triple doses last week. Morrow was hospitalized with pneunmnia Tuesday, Mrs. Morrow was also hospitalized. While they were both in the hospital someone stole most oK their chickens and entered tile house taking canned food, child- rcn's clothing and other articles. The theft was discove'red by a neighbor, Clyde 'orris, Who was caring for two of the Morrow's three children while the parents were in the hospital. The missing elneRells Were no- ticcd when Norris was tending to l hc livestock on the Morrow farm: Later when Norris returned to get some clothing for the baby be noticed a light on in the barn' and onc ill the house. The light went out in the burn before he got there and whoever was there fled. Mrs. Morrow. who was released from the hospital Saturday com- "t mented ell them (th .... tnleves ) these three hens they missed are lonesome and they might just as well come back and get them", Christensen Is GOP Dinner thez;an minister who made a re- markable showing m his first try for a public office, will be the featured speaker at the Mason County Reptiblican's Lincoln Day dinner to be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Mr. View School be- ginning at 6:30 p.m Clarence Anderson is chairman of the dinner. rorking with him are Oscar Levin in charge of ticket sales, and Mrs. Guy Norris, arrangements. Dinner mumc will be provided by Mrs. Mabel Burk at the elec- tric organ. A special feature of the dnmer will be the recog]ition of pre- cinct committeemen and other key Republican workers. Tickets for the dinner may be obtained at $2.50 each at Beck- with's Jewelry, Neuenschwander's Jewelry, or /rom Oscar Levin, Clarence Anderson, John K. Ben- nell, S. W. Vander Vegen, C. No- lan Mason, Mrs. Norris and from precinct committeemen. $impsonPromotes Several At IBP Several pronlotions at Simpson Timber Company's Insulating Board Plant, were announced this week by "vV. B. Johnson. manager, insulating board divismn. ROBERT J. SCRAFFORD. 35, moves from finishing room fore- man I.o fabricating superintendent, in charge of all finishing opera- lions in the plant. He succeeds Ncil Dethlefs. who resigned after six years with Simpson to accept a job as an industrial engineer at lget Soul}d Naval Shipyard, rcmerton. Scafford is a native of Kellogg, Idaho, and has studied hldu:trial engineering by corre- spondence He was hiled" in 1952 as a. wrapper at 1BP and became a supervisor in 1958. RICHARD H. V7OLFER. 31. as- sumes new responsibilities in IBP'S technical department and also will act as re] ef foreman for all de- partments in the plant. He was born ill Port Townsend. and is a 1959 graduate of Montana State University, where lie majored in forestry. He joined Simpson the sanle year in the process control division of IBP and became group leader in 1961. DAVE HA.RTMAN. 27. is pro- meted from lab technician lo re- place Wolf or as group lcadcr in proc(,ss conl.rol. Hartnlan canle With Simpson a. year ago from ille Coast Guard. He is a University of Washington graduate. JOHN F. COLE. 35. advances from production eonI:rol assistant to finishing rectal foreman, replac- ing' Serafford. A native of Bisbee. Ariz.. Cole was hired in 1957 in Igeseareh and transferred to IBP in 1961. IRVINK. SHI'II,'LER, ,11, } pro- moted fronl preventive nlainten- anee clerk at Shelton Central Shops Io succeed Cole as IBP pro- duct,n control assistant. Shefler is aiother native Idahoan cud at- tended Washington State Univer- sity. He joined Simpson in 1948 in the Sawmill Two yard and lnoved to tile Shops ill i950. Rotarians Elect Car/Downing Carl Downing was elected presi- dent of the Shelton Rotary Club at its meeting last Thursday. Other new officers are Bob Holt, vice-president; Bud Lyons, secre- tary. and Jim Donahoe treasurer. Dick Angle was named to the board of directors. Also becoming a member of the board will be George Valley as past president. Hold-over board member is E. Warren Moe. The new officers do not take office until July 1, but, are re- quired to attend indoctrination courses T)etween now and then to prepare themselves for their du- ties. it was also announced at the club meeting last week that the Rotary Club had a 100 per cent Forest Festival membership. The club is handling button salos for the Festival this year. City, County Commission FRANCHISE HEARING The Mason County Commission set 11 a.m., March 4 as the date for hearing on an application by Cascade Natural Gas Co. to install lines along some county roads. Get Library Study I00eport Recommendations that the Shel- stration did no{ exist. Such all end of '.he trial if they wanted ton City Library join in a five- organization would be able to to conti uc. county library demonstration dur- come closer to library standards. Shelton Combine with the Five- ing 1964-66 were presented to the Financial support in the county County Unit When, and if it is Shelton City Commission by a would continue at the present rate Formed -- The city library set- committee appointed to study the in the city. The city would bene- vice would continue on its pres- city and county library problems, and would increase only slightly ent basis for the next four years, fit by access to an increased num- while by joining in the study at The county commission was pre- be of books and the personnel o] its start it could have the ad- sented with the committee's find- ings and recommendations at their the larger organization, vantages of the larger unit and meeting Monday. Shelton Join Five-County Study federal assistance during this per- This would give the city and court- iod. Costs would remain the same The comrnittee report was sup- ty a chance to see what advantag- during the trial perlod. ported by six membcrs of the es they would receive from be- Nelson, in his minority report, seven-member committee, with ing a part of a larger library or- voiced support for Mason County one member, Herbert Nelson, sub- ganization and to decide at the (Continued on page 2) mitring a minority report. Members of tile committee were Mrs. Andrew Beelik, city librar- ian, chairman; Mrs. Joyce Dick, Shelton, Mrs. Margaret Living- ston, Belfair, and Barrie Stroud, Shelton, appointed by the county commission and Mrs. Susie Paul- ey and Mrs. Frank Wil]ard, Shel- ton, and Nelson appointed by the city commission. THE FIVE-COUNTY library demonstration, which the commit- t#e recommends Shelton join, will start in 1964 and will include Ma- son, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties. It will be supported in part by funds un- der a federal program to improve rural library service. South Puget Sound Regional Li- brary, which provides book mobile service to Mason County outside the city of Shelton, has already agreed to join the project.. Affirmative action by the City Library Board and the City Com- mission would be necessary to put Shelton in the demonstration. Under the project, all library organizations joining in would continue financial support to lib- raries at their present rates. Ad- ditional fnnds from the federal govermnent would be used to set up a program meeting American Library Association standards which could be operated with the financial resources from the par- ticipating areas at the end of the two-year trial period. At the end of the two-year test period, voters in the participating areas would have a chalice to vote whether or not to continue the program or disband it. The comnfittee submitted a list of five plans which it had consid- ered and comments on its feelings about each. They were: Continue the Existing Plan The city library would remain in- dependent with the rest of the county in the South Puget Sound Regional Library. If this pattern continues, the report said, county patrons now using the'ity lib- rary" will most likely be charged a use fee because of the increased cost of operation of the city lib- rary. The city library is too small to meet American Library Assoc- iation standards. A County-Wide Library For Shelton and Mason County  This would face the problem of disolv- ing from Thurston County in the SPSRL. A new%library building, a. bookmobile and an additional supply of books would be needed immediately for such a set-up. Revenues would allow the com- bined operation to operate at no more than a marginal level and there would be far less chance of achieving minimum ALA stan- dards than in combination with a larger organization. Shelton to Combine with SPSRL by Contract  This would be the most acceptable if the chance to join in the five-county demonstra- ISR Forest Festival Queen Ho00eluh Picked LYNNE STEVENS MARILYN HUGHES A change in office hours for the Mason County Court Clerk's office was announced this week by Mrs. Laura Wagener, court clerk. The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They go into effect Feb. 15. The office hours have been from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thorough Friday and fz)m 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The "change in horn's was made on order from Superior Court Judges Raymond Clifford and Charles Wright. It was done to make the Mason County clerk's office hours coincide with the hours of other offices in the court house and in the Thurston County Clerk's office. The two judges serve both counties. Former Sheriff's Residence, Jag To Come Down OLD BUILDING DOOMED  This old apart- Mason County history, having Ieen f{rst built ment house on Pine Street across from the Court as a sheriff's residence and jail in about 1888. House will be torn oown, It dates well bak into An old building which has seen a lot of Mason County histol\\;v wilt conic down seine tilne in the next few nlondls. The hu'gc two-story structure with its gray artificial brick skl- i]lg s('rved for many years as the sheriff's residence and jail, and, later as all apal't.nlent hollse now scs empty facing Pine Street across front the court house. as the jafl.It sat on the east of tile wooden building which was then the court house. A succession of sheriffs used the buiTdmg for a home. It was a,t- tached to the sheriff's office in the old ceurt house by a walkway. In about 1929, construction of tile present court house was started and the building ,,,as pur  now being used Lo house the ju- venile probation office and for storage. Tiffs Iromc was built in 1906 by J. F. Riley, then president of the State Bank of Shelton. It was sold to Joe Deer in 1910 and was oc- cupied by some mmnber of the Deer family for 52 years until its purchase by the connty last sum- RAN'DI TUSON Three Irene S. Reed high school senior girls were selected Tuesday as candidates for Mason County Forest Festival queen. Selected were Marityn Hughes, Lynne Stevens and Randi Tuson. Two were selected by a vote of the student body and the third by the faculty. The student vote was held Tuegday. The Forest Festival queen will be selected from these three and a representative from Mary M, Knight and North Mason high schools. The five will consti.tutc the Forest Festival cort. Miss Tuson. 18. is the daugh  ter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tuson, lsland Lake. She was the 1962 ISR Homecoming Queen. Miss Hughes, 17, is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. A1 Hughes, Shelton. She is a member of the Yell Staff. liss Stevens, 17. is the daugh- ter of Mr. ald Mrs, John Stev- ens, Grapeview. In addition to her high school activities, she has been active in 4-H club work, Old Logger Lht Growing The list of nominees for Mason County's oldest logger grew by several names this week. Among those suggested by var- ious persons arc Ben, Booth, Hen- ry Garrison Sr.. Mike Krise, John Krise. J. W. "Pat" Moran, Bill Cronquist and &. E. "Boney" toe- fischer. Two former l{[ason Court., ty loggers who no longer live iR the county, were also suggested. They are Bill hnman, Oakville, and Billie Norman, Elma. Three others have been suggest- ed previously, Eli Witley, Edward BaYiekman and Albert Lord. The Forest Festival plans to honor old loggers this year and would like to have the names ot as many as .possible. Anyone knowing of someone else who should be added to the list, contact The Journal. Girl Breaks Ankles in Ski Accident Rosemary Lambert, 15, suffered a freak accident while skiing at White Pass last Sunday, resulting- in two broken ankles, She was with a group of 40 other teenage members of the Catholic Youth Organization who had chartered a bus for the day's trip. Rosemary, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Lambert. Arcadia road. is now in the Shelton General bos- pitat. The eye 'extends a special  ot of thanks to Gordon Yeates of the White Pass Ski Patrol for pro- viding temporary casts for the long drive home. Also to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jeffery who so grac- iously offered to bring Rosemary home in their station wagon. It is (ne of two houses on prop- erty which the co,ulty purchased last vumnter with an eye to t)os- sible future need for more space, The commission at a meeting recently voted to let bids to have the ohi bnilding tom down because of its deteriorating condition. THE OLD APAR.TMENT build- ing was built in about 1888 as a residence for the sheriff and later an addition wa built on to erve chaed by the late Joe Deer who moved it across the street, to its present Ice-ilion beside tlie old Deov residcrtce. TIlE BUILI)ING was rcnlodelcd into six apartments which were occupied most of the lime uutil the county acquired the property last summer from T. D. Deer. The other house the county got in the purchase, the old Deer resi- dence, will remain tanding. It is Workers Named Mrs. M[aybelle Daniels, ason County Heart Fund charmn, has named three county 'vvolneu Lo as- sist her as Heart Sunday chair. nien for the Feb. 17 solicitation: Community chairmen arc: Mrs. Cora Kelly, Belfair; Mrs. Betty GoodpasLei, Hoodsport and Mh's. Ella Chase, Shelton The Heart Sunday chairman is responsible for recruitiug ihc hundreds of women who will make house to house visits ou 14earl met, Sunday disLributing educational When it was UeW, iL \\;VttS one nlaltwial oil Ht, al-I Health and ask- of tlzc show places ill the city. ing fm contributions l.o lhc Vastl- The wooden court house with ington Sta.te Heart Fund. The k)eal cha.irman pointed out which the doomed building served that 26,353 perams died in this has long since disappeat'ed. During state in 1961 latest recorded year. the construction of the present Of lhese tteaths, nearly 15,000 building in 1929-1930, it was |were attributed to cardmvascular moved to a cm'ner of the court !dise&se. "Your Heart Fund snp- llouse gronnds and when tile pres- ports research which already has ent building was completed, it was slowed the advance of this loll," tOrn down,  she aid.